Definition of Jequirity

1. n. The seed of the wild licorice (Abrus precatorius) used by the people of India for beads in rosaries and necklaces, as a standard weight, etc.; -- called also jumble bead.



Definition of Jequirity

1. Noun. ''Abrus precatorius'', a legume native to Indonesia with long, pinnate-leafleted leaves, whose toxic seeds ("jequirity bean") may be used as beads or in percussion instruments. ¹

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Definition of Jequirity

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Literary usage of Jequirity

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1. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1884)
"The Medical Record A Weekly Journal of Medicine and Surgery Vol. 26, No. 2i NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 22, 1884 SOME MORE EXPERIENCES WITH jequirity. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1890)
"Both the local irritant and the poisonous properties of the seed were formerly ascribed to a specific organism, called the jequirity bacillus, the nature of ..."

3. The Dublin Journal of Medical Science (1883)
"SPURIOUS PURULENT OPHTHALMIA PRODUCED BY MEANS OF jequirity. ... jequirity (Abrus Precatorius) belongs to the family leguminose, and is a native of tropical ..."

4. A Practical treatise on materia medica and therapeutics: With Special by John Vietch Shoemaker (1906)
"... to the everted lid, a very small quantity being u first, in order to avoid an excessive reaction. jequirity has been err in chronic suppurative otitis, ..."

5. Edinburgh Clinical and Pathological Journal (1884)
"A suitable infusion of jequirity-seeds developes large numbers of a somewhat peculiar bacillus, which can also be grown in suitable cultivating media. ..."

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